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Assuming Evolution is True......

Discussion in 'Evolution Vs. Creationism' started by religion99, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. religion99

    religion99 Active Member

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    Assuming Evolution is True, are the human beings in general getting more and more
    intellignet or less and less intelligent with the passage of generations? Please support
    your argument with concrete reasoning and evidence.
     
  2. Gjallarhorn

    Gjallarhorn N'yog-Sothep

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    CynthiaCypher Well-Known Member

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    It could go either way but the pattern is toward greater intelligence.
     
  5. CynthiaCypher

    CynthiaCypher Well-Known Member

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    wait I should correct myself...small brain people are breeding faster than big brain people.
     
  6. CynthiaCypher

    CynthiaCypher Well-Known Member

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    Evolution as no goal so you can't really say that.
     
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    Revoltingest Abnormal before it was fashionable
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    It's complicated, & could go either.

    Caution - provocative speculation below:
    Our social safety net systems enable the less intelligent to compete more successfully with smartie pants types than would have been the case in past millenia.
    This offers a possibility that we could see reduced genetic potential for intelligence. Is it happening? Me not know. We observe apparent increasing intelligence,
    but this could be just phenotypical, rather than genetically determined.
     
  8. Iti oj

    Iti oj Global warming is real and we need to act
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    artificial selection is messing up our gene pool
     
  9. CynthiaCypher

    CynthiaCypher Well-Known Member

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    So Idiocracy was prophetic?
     
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  10. Madhuri

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    I think you misunderstood my post. I'm saying patterns show we are getting more intelligent. What will happen in a couple of hundred years from now I don't know. But so far, it seems our species has been getting more intelligent. Probably a survival of the fittest reasons.
     
  11. Reptillian

    Reptillian Hamburgler Extraordinaire

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    I say we'll split into two species, one smart, one dumb.
     
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    Revoltingest Abnormal before it was fashionable
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    Didn't watch that movie.
    From what little I know though, the time frame is too short for a genetic explanation.
    I'd chalk it up to culture.
     
  13. CynthiaCypher

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    Like the Morlocks and the Eloi?
     
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    Revoltingest Abnormal before it was fashionable
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    The ole Golgafrinchan scenario, eh?
    Clearly, you wouldn't dwell with the telephone sanitizers, smartie pants!
     
  15. meogi

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    Obviously. ;)

    Smaller brain size tends to point toward less aggressiveness and teamwork. Not necessarily a decrease in intelligence (as a population), although it might be individually.
     
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    Revoltingest Abnormal before it was fashionable
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    Chimps exemplify the opposite.....
    [​IMG]
     
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    Not sure about "phophetic" but a darn good movie (IMO).....

    'But Brawndo has what plants crave! It's got electrolytes!'

    :biglaugh:
     
  18. Gjallarhorn

    Gjallarhorn N'yog-Sothep

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    So have computers. Your point?
     
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    What are electrolytes, do you even know!?
     
  20. Kilgore Trout

    Kilgore Trout Misanthropic Humanist

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    Some of us are getting smarter. Most of you keep getting dumber.
     
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